1971 AAR Indy Olsonite
Driven primarily by Bobby Unser, this 1971 Olsonite Eagle set four new track records and qualified on the pole in seven out of the ten races during the 1971 USAC Championship Car season. Designed by Len Terry and Roman Slobodynskj, the Eagle qualified on the front row at the Indianapolis 500 and set the fastest lap ever officially recorded on the race track at the Michigan 200. During a testing session at Phoenix International Raceway, Dan Gurney experimented with the first “Gurney Flap”, a piece of angled aluminum placed on the edge of the rear wing to improve downforce.
Collection of Gary Schroeder